Helping you find government information and services

Seniors

Find targeted government information for seniors over a range of issues such as aged care, health, payments and services and financial advice.

My Aged Care

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Helps you find up-to-date information about Australia's aged care system. It provides easier access to a full range of aged care services and hosts a number of features including aged care home details, help at home and carer information.

Department of Social Services

Older Australians

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Support for older Australians, including retirement advice, help with medical and pharmaceutical costs and financial support.
More: Age pension | Payments and services

Department of Human Services

Age discrimination

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Addresses the attitudes and stereotypes that can lead to age discrimination, particularly barriers to equality and participation faced by mature workers, older Australians and young people.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Aged Care Complaints Scheme

Raise your concerns about the quality of care or services being delivered to people receiving residential or community aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government.

Department of Social Services

Aged care homes finder

Helps you locate Australian Government-funded aged care homes that meet your particular needs. You can search for homes in a particular location and you can specify the level of care needed or any special needs.

Department of Social Services

Birthday and anniversary messages

Australians celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen. Provides a table showing who is eligible and details for arranging the message.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Broadband for Seniors

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Broadband for Seniors provides older Australians with access to computers and the Internet via free Internet kiosks; and supports seniors to gain confidence and build skills in using new technology.

NEC Australia Pty Ltd

Express Plus Seniors

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If you receive an Age Pension you may be able to use Express Plus Seniors. You can view your payment and transaction history, use a reporting timesheet to record daily earnings, report your income and much more.

Department of Human Services

Help at home finder

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Helps you find services that can help you remain independent in your home. Community care services can provide help with everything from housework, meals and personal care, to assistance getting out and about for social activities.

Department of Social Services

Home care today

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Supports both older Australians and home care providers as they work out what to expect, what choices they have and how they can make decisions about home care packages using the consumer directed care (CDC) approach.
More: Older Australians | Providers

COTA Australia

Household assistance

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Ongoing assistance is available for eligible households through a number of different payments.

Department of Human Services

Immunise – older Australians

The Australian Government funds vaccines for older Australians in order to provide greater protection against influenza and pneumococcal disease and the complications of these diseases.

Department of Health

Internet Basics

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Provides a starting point to build online skills for those who are new to the internet or just looking to learn a little more to be confident and safer online. There are easy to follow video and text guides, including a section explaining internet terms in plain English.

Department of Communications

MedicineList+

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Helps you keep track of the medicines you or your family members take - what the medicine is for, how much to use and when to use it.

National Prescribing Service Ltd

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Offers testing to people turning 50, 55, 60 or 65 years of age. Bowel cancer can be treated successfully if detected in its early stages, but currently less than 40 per cent of bowel cancers are detected early.

Department of Health

National Public Toilet Map

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Find the location of more than 16,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. Useful information is provided about each toilet, such as location, opening hours, accessibility, etc.

Department of Social Services

National Public Toilet Map

Provides information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibility, opening hours and facilities, such as showers & baby change. You can also plan a trip to get a list of toilets along the way.

Department of Social Services

National Respite for Carers Program

Provides access to a variety of respite services for carers who may need some extra help every now and then, including a short break from their caring role.

Department of Social Services

National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre

Provides consumer-oriented research into productive ageing to improve the quality of life of people aged 50 and over.
More: Atlas of Productive Ageing

National Seniors Australia

Over 55s – MoneySmart

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By the time you are 55, you might be thinking about retirement and what to do once you stop working. Check these MoneySmart prompts to help you review your finances and make some decisions.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Pelvic Floor First

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Customised workouts allow people of all fitness levels and pelvic floor function to undertake pelvic floor safe exercises to reduce the risk of bladder and bowel problems.

Continence Foundation of Australia

Seniors Card

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Each state and territory has a Seniors Card scheme providing government concessions and participating business discounts on a range of goods and services. Find links to state and territory card providers.

Seniors' health

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Provides information on maintaining your health as you age and enter retirement. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

healthdirect Australia

Superannuation and retirement – MoneySmart

Provides information on superannuation, self-managed superannuation and retirement income streams. Includes calculators and planners.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission